Faces of Hope Blog: Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Deal With Someone Staring At You?
- January 22, 2017

I’ll be honest and say it took me a long time to deal with people staring at my face – too long. Of course I’m not alone. Many others with a facial or bodily differences take many years to make that adjustment. But some never come to terms with their face or body and how […]

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How do I deal with feeling lopsided?
- November 5, 2016

Dear Susan, Due to cancer surgery several months ago, I have partial paralysis on the right side of my face. My mouth doesn’t look too bad and I try to remember when I speak to try to keep my face relaxed and not move my mouth too much. I’m hesitant to laugh and smile, because […]

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How do you deal with seeing yourself in the mirror?
- February 4, 2016

I remember the first time I saw myself in the mirror   like it was yesterday. It was 2 weeks after my initial surgeries in June 2012.  I kept avoiding looking at myself in the mirror.  However, one day upon returning from the bathroom in my hospital room, I caught a glimpse of myself.  To say […]

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